Modern Railroads Rail Transit 1971 May Special Report Electrification

Modern Railroads Rail Transit 1971 May Special Report Electrification

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Modern Railroads Rail Transit 1971 May Special Report Electrification
Modern Railroads Rail Transit 1971 May Special Report Electrification
74 Pages
40 Railroad Electrification/by Tom Shedd/ has the time come fora major thrust in electric traction for the USA!
40 GE: Electrification Inevitable / the demands of the economy and the drive for
technology will power the switch.
43 Catenary for Black Mesa/new coal-hauling railroad in Arizona will run non-stop trains with electricity
44 Electrification Technology/today's talk is about power systems, type of catenary,
and the power of locomotives
47 The Diesel Is a Moving Target/EMD will build any type of power needed but believes
diesels hold top role now
49 Samson on Trial / new technology in metallurgy has created a brake shoe that wears longer, sparks less
55 Richmond Gets Control/by Robert Roberts/ RF&P becomes first major railroad with entire route under electronic control
56 Up, Up and A-Weigh/by Edward T. Myers/ Flatback tonnage now can be weighed while trailers are in mid-air
29 Washington Report/Harry Tennant/ millions for better track reportedly is a part of the upcoming FRA program
33 Editorial-Let's Help Amtrak Succeed/by Tom Shedd /satisfied passengers will be a credit to railroads
74 Publisher's Notebook-A New Size/Frank Richter/a renewed pledge for continued service to the industry
59 Mexico Metro-Quiet and Beautiful/by Edward T. Myers/cut-and-cover technique created successful transit 63 MBTA Plans for $622 Million/ additional $250 million in bonding power sought for Massachusetts program
63 Atlanta Asks Transit Tax/ MARTA pushing tax program in exchange for 15-cent fare for low-income groups
64 Amtrak Network Is Weak/an analysis of routes chosen for passenger service and
recommendations for others
65 Indiana Considers Aid/ state legislature studying help for transit as South Shore seeks new cars
15 Late News/ private passenger service ends, new freight service begins; two unions sign for pay hikes
19 Industry News/ safety record best since 1961; IC executive tapped for top FRA post; Jervis Langdon honored
25 People/news of changes in the ranks of the men who direct the activities of the nation's railroads
66 Tech Talk/a summary of developments in oil technology for greater economy and safety
T1 New Products/news briefs on product development of interest in creating better transportation
72 Coming Events/a listing of meetings and conventions of prime interest to railroad executives
73 Ad Index/a directory to news in the form of advertising in the nation's most widely-read railroad magazine 1 Cover-Caternary on Black Mesa/a painting by George Krispinsky of the proposed General Electric locomotives for service in Arizona

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